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Jake Ejercito, Daughter Ellie Recover from COVID Mild Symptoms

Medically reviewed by Mae Charisse Antalan, MD · General Practitioner

Written by Fiel Tugade · Updated Mar 13

    Jake Ejercito, Daughter Ellie Recover from COVID Mild Symptoms

    Kapamilya actor Jake Ejercito also shared that he and his daughter, Ellie, had experienced the virus themselves. Luckily, they were only hit with a few COVID mild symptoms. 

    Jake Ejercito on Having COVID Mild Symptoms

    Last Tuesday, February 8, Jake Ejercito sat down for an exclusive interview with Star Magic Inside News. From there, he mentioned he and Ellie recovering from their COVID-19 experience.

    In the interview, he said, “No one is safe and we were just here isolated for 10 days. Fortunately enough, mild symptoms lang naman.” 

    During their time in isolation, they experienced a few COVID mild symptoms. Jake recalled suffering from sore throat and colds, while his daughter had a fever for a few days.

    Despite the illness, he is still grateful that they are both okay now. 

    On an Instagram post, Jake also shared a short video clip of Ellie doing different things over the course of isolating together. 

    What Are Common COVID Symptoms?

    COVID-19 has been linked to an array of symptoms, in such, ranging from mild to severe cases. This signs and symptoms may emerge 2-14 days after the virus has been infected. 

    At present, many are experiencing COVID mild symptoms due to the emergence of the Omicron variant. 

    The following symptoms may indicate COVID-19 infection: 

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath (difficulty in breathing)
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat 
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea and/or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

    Hence, make sure to have the COVID test if you are displaying any of the symptoms above. This will help you know what to do next. 

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    People who are experiencing COVID mild symptoms may no longer need hospital care; isolation at home is more than enough, too. But, if you are showing other warning signs of severe COVID-19, it would be best to seek medical attention for it. Some tell-tale symptoms include:

    • Difficulty breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion
    • Not able to wake up or stay awake
    • Bluish lips or face

    What Is the Difference Between COVID-19 and Flu?

    Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both respiratory infections that can be spread through the airways, although they are triggered by distinct viruses. Infection with a novel coronavirus (known as SARS-CoV-2) causes COVID-19, while influenza viruses cause flu.

    COVID-19 can cause a fever, a cough, a sore throat, difficulty breathing, and diarrhea in babies and children, just as it can in adults.

    It appears to be more easily transmitted than the flu and in some cases causes more serious illness. It could also take a while for people to display signs of disease. In addition, people can be more contagious over a longer period of time. 

    How to Treat COVID Mild Symptoms at Home?

    You may be able to treat some symptoms at home by focusing on the following:

    • Monitoring oxygen levels through an oximeter
    • Getting plenty of rest
    • Staying hydrated
    • Taking over-the-counter drugs, when deemed vital

    For those with coughs and shortness of breath, it would be great help if you practice some slow breathing exercises. You may also top it off with some relaxation or meditation techniques. 

    Prevent other family members from catching the virus by avoiding coming into contact with them. If possible, you should stay in a separate room with a dedicated bathroom to practice social distancing. If you have to share a restroom, it must be disinfected after each use to prevent the spread of the virus.

    Other ways you may consider to minimize the spread of the virus include:

    It would also be of great help if you not to share personal belongings, such as dishes, towels, and bedding. Make sure to thoroughly wash your bedding and garments after use.

    Learn more about Health News here.

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    Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Medically reviewed by

    Mae Charisse Antalan, MD

    General Practitioner

    Written by Fiel Tugade · Updated Mar 13

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